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Leicester City will take on Nottingham Forest in MatchDay 9 of the Premier League. Tournament – Premier League; Date – 03.10.2022; Kick-Off – 20:00 UK; Venue – King Power Stadium; City – Leicester, England.
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Free Prediction and Betting Tips for Leicester City vs Nottingham Forest

Bookmaker Ratings Prediction One: Leicester City to win — 1.71

Bookmaker Ratings Prediction Two: Over 2.5 Goals – 1.65

Bookmaker Ratings Prediction Three: Both teams to score – Yes – 1.65

Leicester City to beat Nottingham Forest

The Foxes are playing at home after nearly two weeks of inactive club action and will look to make it count when they host struggling Nottingham Forest at the King Power Stadium on Monday night in the Premier League.

Although they lost heavily [6-2] to Tottenham before the international break, the mentality and fighting spirit they showed throughout the game against Spurs gave many the suggestions that Brendan Rodgers’ side would have come out with something, had they faced a different but less technical side.

The players are obviously finding means to put a stop to what many have described as a horrendous start to the season, having lost six of their opening seven games and their only point came during a 2-2 draw against Brentford in August. And their chances of doing so couldn’t come any better.

Nottingham Forest are three points ahead of the Foxes but that isn’t good enough, given the number of signings they made in the summer transfer market. The Tricky Trees have struggled in the face of goal this season, averaging o.8 goals per match, unlike Leicester City who can boast of 1.4 goals per game. And that’s an area Leicester have an edge.

Over 2.5 Goals

Both teams have met five times in the past and it was on only one occasion but teams didn’t produce over two goals, the tie ended 2-0 in favour of Nottingham Forest in the Championship in 2013.

Both teams have conceded a combined 39 goals this season so far, hence exposing their shaky backlines. Leicester have let in 22 goals in 7 games while the away side have conceded 17 goals in the same number of games as Leicester. It would come as a shock if both sides didn’t return at least three goals before the final whistle.

Both teams to score – Yes

Although Nottingham Forest have struggled in the face of goal this season, their chances of adding to their tally are high, given Leicester’s poor defence line.

Like it was said in some paragraphs above, both sides have let in a combined 39 goals this season so far. Also, in their last five matches, four of the games ended with both teams scoring at least one goal each. The most recent time both teams encountered was in 2020 and Nottingham Forest won 4-1 at home in the FA Cup. Again, both teams scored in that particular encounter.

Preliminary Review and Statistics for Leicester City vs Nottingham Forest

Leicester City

Unfortunately, the Foxes find themselves currently occupying the 20th position after seven Premier League matches, having lost six and drawn one.

Although Leicester City haven’t won any game this season, Brendan Rodgers’ side haven’t really struggled in the opposition box, averaging 1.4 goals per match. Their ongoing problems lie somewhere on the backline and the man in between the sticks.

Their worst game this season so far came two weekends ago at the Tottenham Hotspur stadium after they lost 6-2 to Antonio Conte’s men. And it’s safe to say their best performance came against Manchester United, although they lost the game by a slim margin 1-0. Their best game came during their 2-2 draw against Brentford at home last month.

Nottingham Forest

The Tricky Trees have had an underwhelming run of performances this season, although they have managed four points from seven games.

To be fair, their performances haven’t been as bad as their results and that’s a patch on almost every team that made as much as the number of signings Nottingham Forest made.

Their backline has been dreadful, as they are averaging 2.4 goals conceded per match. Steve Cooper’s side started their season with a 2-0 defeat at Newcastle United. They bounced back to winning ways with a tight 1-0 win over West Ham United at home. Their performance against David Moyes’ side attracted special praise. Just when many thought they would build on from there, they drew 1-1 at Everton before going scoreless in their defeats 2-0 and 6-0 against Tottenham and Manchester City at home and away respectively.

Their poor form continued at home following a 3-2 defeat to Bournemouth and just before the international break, the Tricky Trees lost 2-3 to Fulham. It’s important to know they beat Grimsby Town 3-0 away from home in the Carabao Cup second round on August 23, before both defeats to Spurs and City.

Leicester City vs Nottingham Forest prediction

The Foxes are aware they need to win this game in order to ease the pressure on their manager, Brendan Rodgers and to take themselves higher up the table.

They play at home on Monday and the last time they played against an average side like them, they lost the tie 2-1 to Southampton and they wouldn’t want that to be the case against Steve Cooper’s side

Bookmakers tout Leicester as the strong favourites to get all three points off the clash.

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Although Nottingham Forest have struggled in front of goal in their opening seven games, they would stand a chance to pull off an upset at King Power Stadium if they found the means to punish Leicester City’s porous backline. Nottingham Forest to win has odds of 4.46 at 22Bet.

Characteristics: Leicester City Nottingham Forest
Position in 21/22: 8th 4th (Championship)
Best Result in PL: 1st (15/16) 3rd (94/95)
H2H: 8-10-9 9-10-8
Best Player: James Maddison (England) Scott McKenna (Scotland)
Captain: Jonny Evans (Northern Ireland) Joe Worrall (England)
Head Coach: Brendan Rodgers Steve Cooper

Head-to-Head for Leicester City vs Nottingham Forest

Last Matches
FA Cup 06.02.2020 Nottingham Forest 4-1 Leicester City
Championship 19.02.2014 Nottingham Forest 2-2 Leicester City
Championship 09.11.2013 Leicester City 0-2 Nottingham Forest
Championship 04.05.2013 Nottingham Forest 2-3 Leicester City
Championship 10.11.2012 Leicester City 2-2 Nottingham Forest

Long-Term Odds and Pre-Match Bets for Leicester City & Nottingham Forest

Bets: Odds for Leicester City Odds for Nottingham Forest
To win PL: 601 1000
Place 18th to 20th 751 1000
To win FA Cup 43 69
Top Goalscorer: Jamie Vardy – 50 Jesse Lingard – 101
Top Assistant: James Maddison – 21 Brennan Johnson – 51

Leicester City vs Nottingham Forest: Key Numbers & Markets

Leicester City vs Nottingham Forest Team News

Leicester City

Nigerian international Wilfried Ndidi could miss the game after returning from international duty with an injury. The defensive midfielder missed Nigeria’s 2-1 defeat to Algeria in a friendly game. His team-mate Kelechi Iheanacho played 85 minutes against Algeria and didn’t sustain any injury. Which is a relief for Brendan Rodgers.

According to Premier Injuries, Ndidi has 50% chances of featuring in the game against Nottingham Forest despite his thigh injury whilst on international break.

Patson Daka is a doubt for the game through an illness but he has better chances of recovering from the virus and feature against the Tricky Trees. Ryan Bertrand (knee injury) and Ricardo Barbosa Pereira (calf injury) are expected to miss the game.

Nottingham Forest

Despite sustaining a head injury, Joe Worrall has the green light to feature for Nottingham Forest on Monday night after being carefully assessed by the club’s medical staff. Omar Richards could also miss the game with a calf injury, although he’s expected to make a return before the game at the King Power Stadium. 

Emmanuel Dennis has no return date as reported by Premier Injuries. As a result, he’s one of the few players, who is poised on missing the game next week with a knock. Scott McKenna, who started against Fulham before the international break, has been ruled out of the game with a knee injury. Although he’s currently assessed by the club’s medical team, McKenna has no return date. 

Morgan Gibbs-White is also ruled out with a knock and he’s expected to be absent from Steve Cooper’s squad for the trip to Leicester. Orel Mangala has a chance to recover in time from a thigh injury. Moussa Niakhate has been ruled out of the game next week as his expected return date is on October 30.

Predicted lineups for Leicester City vs Nottingham Forest

Leicester City

Ward; Justin, Evans, Faes, Thomas, Soumare, Maddison, Tielemans, Barnes, Dewsbury-Hall, Jamie Vardy

Nottingham Forest

Henderson; Boly, Cook, Kouyate, Williams, Yates, O’Brien, Lodi, Gibbs-White, Johnson, Awoniyi

FAQ for Leicester City vs Nottingham Forest

Where will this fixture be played?

The fixture will be played at King Power Stadium (32.312), Leicester, England

When will the game take place?

This starting whistle will sound on the 3rd of October 2022, at 20:00 UK Time.

How can I watch this match?

You can watch this match on Melbet/Helabet Live Stream.

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